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Distributed Algorithms for Mobile Hosts

Patnaik, LM and Ramakrishna, AK and Muralidharan, R (1997) Distributed Algorithms for Mobile Hosts. In: IEE Proceedings of Computers and Digital Techniques, 144 (2). pp. 49-56.


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In a mobile environment the physical movement of hosts causes changes in the physical topology of the network with time. Therefore, the direct execution of the existing distributed algorithms in a mobile environment renders them inefficient. Distributed algorithms are therefore modified by assigning proxies, which are static hosts in the network, to each of the mobile hosts. Proxies have been used at a level $d(d\geq1)$ in the logical hierarchy of location servers. A mutual exclusion algorithm has been redesigned, and the results of simulations of the original and modified versions are presented. General purpose procedures have been developed which can be used in any distributed algorithm designed for a mobile environment and which uses static hosts as proxies.

Item Type: Journal Article
Publication: IEE Proceedings of Computers and Digital Techniques
Publisher: IEE
Additional Information: Copyright of this article belongs to Institution of Electrical Engineers (IEE)
Keywords: Mobile environment;Physical movement;Computer communications;Proxies;Static hosts
Department/Centre: Division of Electrical Sciences > Electronic Systems Engineering (Formerly Centre for Electronic Design & Technology)
Date Deposited: 25 Nov 2005
Last Modified: 19 Sep 2010 04:20
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/3655

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